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FANS JUST MAD ABOUT HARRY
Harry Potter film star Matthew Lewis,
who played Neville Longbottom through-
out the film series, was joined by hundreds
of Harry Potter fans at a recent sneak peek
at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum to cel-
ebrate Harry Potter: The Exhibition, coming
to the museum in November.
Lewis revealed iconic film props and
costumes including the Flying Ford Anglia,
the Bloody Baron's costume and a never-
before-seen Death Eater costume.
The Powerhouse will be the only
Australian venue to host the exhibition,
just its sixth venue and the first outside
North America. It will be on show from
November 19 through to March 18.
The exhibition offers fans a chance to
step inside Harry Potter's world, from his
famous wand, his Quidditch broomsticks,
glasses and school uniform to Professor
Dumbledore's wand and robes.
Hundreds of original props, artefacts and
costumes appearing throughout the Harry
Potter films will be displayed in settings
inspired by locations from Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
including the Gryffindor common room,
Hagrid's hut, the Great Hall and more.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT . . .
Travel Associates have listed some interesting innovations in
a release titled ''12 things you never thought you'd see in air
Destinations has mentioned many of the air advances
before, such as double beds, more legroom, mile-high
showers, better food, on-board bars, smart phone boarding
passes and 3D movies, but there's a few in the dozen that
Passengers who want more than a mid-flight stroll up
the aisle to stretch their legs may soon have a solution
courtesy of Lufthansa, which has created an aircraft-ready
exercise bike that satisfies aviation regulations and is
available for installation. Cabin pressure, coupled with lower
concentrations of oxygen, means you won't be setting any
records for pace, but climbing in the saddle for a few minutes
is sure to ward off the stiffness of a long-haul flight.
Airbus is pioneering an aircraft design featuring a
transparent hull, allowing passengers to take in the vista of
the sky while flying. Passengers keen for a bird's eye view
may be waiting a while though, as Airbus predicts 2050 for
delivery of the futuristic design.
Boeing's long-awaited 787 Dreamliner will bring a breath of
fresh air as the building materials used give it a high strength-
to-weight ratio with low cabin elevation, effectively increasing
the amount of oxygen circulating. Along with a slight increase
in humidity and air filtration, flying aboard the Dreamliner will
be fresher and healthier without the dreaded ''drying out''
American Airlines has announced an agreement with
Samsung Mobile to replace its current personal entertainment
devices on 767-200 and 767-300 aircraft with the Samsung
Galaxy Tab 10.1. The move will give passengers access to
next generation touch-screen entertainment in 600 American
Airlines planes by mid 2012.
First-class passengers aboard Japanese carrier ANA are
already treated to a personal 23-inch touch screen for in-
flight entertainment, the largest onboard screen in its class.
Travellers in all ANA's premium class cabins also have access to
warm water bidet toilets, an industry first.
WHAT'S ON: Gresford Rodeo is this
weekend, Matthew Lewis gives a sneak
peek at Harry Potter: The Exhibition,
and plans for an aircraft with a
A LOT OF BULL
For anyone looking for
a getaway this weekend
but not wanting to travel
far, consider the buckin'
broncs and bulls of
The ''Hunter's premier
rodeo'' is on tomorrow
and Saturday at Gresford
during the day, a junior
rodeo tomorrow night
and the main rodeo on
Saturday is the big day
with around 5000 people
in everythng from a BBQ
breakfast and children's
entertainment to live
entertainment from 9 pm
Proceeds from the rodeo
support the Westpac
from 9pm till midnight
• GRESFORD DISTRICT BUSHMAN'S CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION •
• GRESFORD SHOWGROUND •
of the Hunter
FRIDAY Campdrafting • FRIDAY NIGHT Junior Rodeo
SATURDAY Main Rodeo • RODEO SATURDAY
9am -- 9pm Licensed Bar (no BYO)
BBQ Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
Carnival & Children's Entertainment
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